Sunday, January 5, 2014

Gee's Bend Style Quilts

Let's have a quilt show today featuring Gee's Bend quilts and Gee's Bend-style quilts. The first one is from the Auburn website. I like the colors and the illusion of depth in this quilt. 

This colorful string quilt is "Bible Story" by Polly Raymond of Gee's Bend. It's now owned by quilter and collector Bill Volckening. See it on his blog: Willy Wonky Quilts.

The log cabin quilt shown above was featured in an article about Gee's Bend quilts that appeared in Deep South Magazine

This yellow and red quilt (above) was featured in the blog: A Home in the Making. Classic retro.

The "Housetop" quilt shown above was made by Rita Mae Pettway of Gee's Bend in 1975.  It was featured on the Plug Projects website.

This quilt by Nancy Pettway is called "Bricklayer Variation," also on the Plug Projects site. It was made in 2003.

Another "Housetop" quilt (above) by Stella Mae Pettway. It was featured on the TrueUp site.

This quilt is not from Gee's Bend, but from fabulous Seattle quilter Nifty Quilts! LeAnn is one of my favorite quiltmakers! Keep an eye on her blog for wonderful inspiration.

And finally, this quilt is by me! When I first saw the Gee's Bend quilts, I made about 28 quilts inspired by them. They are so much fun to make!

Have you tried making a Gee's Bend-style quilt? Maybe in 2014?


QuiltSwissy said...

I love the Gees Bend quilts. I have several in the works and several in my head!

audrey said...

Wonderful post! So much inspiration!

Emily Carnes said...

I was just introduced to the book "The Quilts of Gee's Bend" and now I have been scouring the internet for other quilts made in that same style. So amazing!! I started a quilt top yesterday inspired by those women and their work. It was so fun to cut and sew without a rotary blade or a ruler. Quilting Bliss!

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